Welcome to the online home of the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
The Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band is one of the world’s top 10 brass bands and is based in South Elmsall, Yorkshire.
The band has built a reputation as a fine concert band through a combination of innovative programmes partnered with quality of performance and regularly competes throughout England and Europe.
In recent years, the band has developed its reputation on stage, featuring in the Gary Clarke Company ground breaking contemporary dance production and National Theatre Award Winning, COAL. This position saw the band tour both the UK and Europe throughout 2016, 2017 and 2018. The band has continued this role in Gary Clarke’s sequel production, Wasteland, with tour dates throughout 2019 and 2020.
In 2018 the band headlined ITV’s charity fundraiser, ‘The Real Full Monty’ alongside many celebrities including Ainsley Harriot, John Hartson and Ashley Banjo in a bid to raise money and awareness of Prostate Cancer, whilst 2022 saw the band return to the theatre and tread the boards once again, being invited by the National Theatre to perform the musical adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s famous ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ named ‘The Doncastrian Chalk Circle’.